In addition to the ability to upload and sell books in English, French and German languages, authors and publishers now have more options when offering their books to Kindle customersSEATTLE, Feb 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that authors and
publishers around the world can now use the self-service Kindle Digital
Text Platform (DTP) (http://dtp.amazon.com)
to upload and make available their books in Spanish, Portuguese and
Italian to customers worldwide in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore).
Authors and publishers already have the ability to upload and make
available their books in English, French and German, and now they will
have even more options when offering their books to Kindle customers.
"A month ago we made the self-service Kindle Digital Text Platform
available to authors and publishers around the world," said Russ
Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "We're now excited to offer
even more languages in which content owners can offer their books to the
fast-growing audience of Kindle owners around the globe."
Additional language options with DTP will be added in the future. To
learn more about the Kindle Digital Text Platform, visit http://dtp.amazon.com.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
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& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
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Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable
readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and
personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display
that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle and Kindle DX utilize the
same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need
to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across
the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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